Special Purchase Shell Cordovan - 2.1 sq ft. Burgundy, Grade 2. Approximate measurements - 23" x 17". Unique piece - item pictured will be item received. Sold by the piece - priced at $65 per sq ft.
The unique non-creasing quality of shell cordovan make it a favorite of shoe-makers and other crafters who want a product with smooth edges and curves; unlike calf skin, which will wrinkle with wear, shell cordovan rolls and does not produce any creases. This leather also ages beautifully, developing a splendid patina over time, naturally rubbing with each wear to create a rich, polished effect. The distinct density of shell makes it durable, and it has a brilliant natural luster, which is easily maintained with buffing and polishing. Shell cordovan is water repellent, as well, due to its non-porous qualities.
Now, we’ve been scouring the world for a selection of this leather, and we’ve assembled what we think is a supreme smorgasbord of shell cordovan. This selection is the samples we’ve gathered from our epic search for the best shell cordovan in the world. The pieces come from a variety of tanneries and in a range of grades—2, 3, and 4. We’ve classified these grades based on blemish amount and placement, such as marks, brands, or scars. These pieces are listed individually, so the leather you see in the photograph is what you will receive. If the piece has a tannery mark, we will be sure to picture it!